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The Sam Basdeo Learning Resource Center

The Sam Basdeo Learning Resource Center opened its doors on October 11, 1996 and acts as a centre for study and research and the intellectual heart of the institution with access to the World Wide Web.


The library houses a collection of over 18,000 volumes of books, media, and periodicals including books, videos and DVDs. The fiction section boasts items from the Oprah Book Club including authors like Maya Angelou. The library has particularly strong collections in the areas of business management, building trades, engineering, hospitality management, economics and financial services. There are over 1000 journal titles represented on web-based databases hosted by Elton B. Stephens Company (EBSCO). Journal titles include Harvard Business Review, Popular Science, Time, Newsweek, PC Magazine and Journal of Marketing.

Faculty and students as well as community members are encouraged to make use of the services offered. Students are required to present a current ID card to avail of services in the Library.

Opening Hours

clock icon The hours of operation are:

Mondays to Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Library Membership

Students enrolled in full-time and part-time programmes at the College receive borrowing privileges at the library through the use of the Student ID which serves as a library card.

Continuing Education students and others in the community may apply to become Community Members. This entitles the member to full use of the library's collection and facilities.

PDF icon Download a membership application form (PDF)


Head Shot - Lucille KongMrs. Lucille Kong
Director, Sam Basdeo Learning Resource Centre

Office: 623-0563
Mobile: 326-3189


Quick Links

link icon UCCI Library Management System
link icon Dictionary & Thesaurus
link icon Encyclopedia Britannica Online
link icon Wikipedia
video icon EBSCOhost Training Video (MP4 File, 8 MB)
link icon Live Binder Tutorial (use Access Key LUC74)
link icon Research Skills Piktochart

Video Tutorial

Avoiding Plagiarism: Sam Learns about Citing and Referencing



Online Libraries & Reference Sources

General Reference
Britannica - The Online Encyclopedia
Oxford Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Telephone Directories
International Telephone Directory
Cayman Islands Yellow Pages
Cayman Buzz - Phone Directory of the Cayman Islands
eCay Online

College Information
Peterson's College Information
Accredited Online Colleges Directory
Available Online Schools
Business Degree Guides

Online Newspapers
Online Newspapers

Theses Canada
Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Government
Cayman Islands Statistics

Academic Internet Resources
Google Scholar
ipl2 - Internet Public Library
The Voice of the Shuttle
National Bureau of Economic Research
US Federal Digital System
Governments on the Web
Caribbean Community
Caribbean Court of Justice
United Nations
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
SAGE Journals Online
CORE (COnnecting REpositories)

Online Libraries

EBSCO Host (view EBSCOhost Training Video, MP4 File, 8 MB)

Research databases
Limit Your Results


UCCI Library Management System
Academic Libraries (USA)
British Library
Cambridge University Library
Internet Public Library
Library of Congress
Virginia Library
World Wide School Library
The Free Library
National Library of Australia
Digital Library of the Caribbean
Internet Archive
Hathi Trust Digital Library

Electronic Books
Read Print
Read Book Online
Fiction Press
Free eBooks
Many Books
Free Online Novels
The online books page
Open Library
Books In My Phone
Good Reads
Brain Pickings

Miscellaneous Resources
History online
The Marcus Garvey and Unia Papers Project
Hyper History
Internet for education
Gateway to educational material
Social science information gateway
Hospitality Links
World Tourism Organization UNWTO
ChemWeb Chemistry Portal
Royal Chemical Society
Math on the Web
Mathematics Web Sites
KHAN Academy
Academic Earth
Web Sites of Foreign Embassies in the U.S.
Geography IQ
PBS: Nova
Stephen Hawking: Public Lectures
Stephen Hawking: Videos
Nobel Prize Talks Podcast
Solar System Scope
NASA: Multimedia Gallery
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Note Flight
LSO Play
HTwins: The Scale of the Universe 2






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